Spoilers - Machinima’s Transformers: Combiner Wars Episode #1 Discussion

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  1. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    Same as I said in my earlier post. The underlined emphasizes why we agree. It's just bad writing. This entire thing seemed like it was supposed to be in the middle of a series, not the start of it. There is so much emptiness.

    And again, I'm sure the actor for Menasor is a capable actor provided he gets a character suited for his voice type, but this was just a terrible casting for a character that was no where near fitting. Menasor needs a much more seasoned/adult sounding voice and also uses less words with more violent actions. I also think Computron needed a deeper voice, and the creators messed up thinking he was just a mindless/emotionless computer. I also echo everyone else's sentiments about them spinning around in space over and over just to die in the first few seconds for no apparent reason other than to say that combiners are week compared to Windblade.

    Sigh. I'll just exit and continue SMH at the choices made. I really wished this thing was better for all involved. It's like you get excited for a project and then you finally get to see the result, and the disappointment is overwhelming and then you never want to mention it again.
     
  2. Quicken2k

    Quicken2k Well-Known Member

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    Where can I view this?
     
  3. Wubglitch

    Wubglitch Decepticons Weapon Specialist

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    This is..........a good episode I guess? It's just too confusing. It's okay if you have ever read IDW comics. The story seems to be relevant. But the writing.......JUST SUCKS SO MUCH. Who is Maxima? Why is Caminus deserted? What are 2 combiners doing here? How did they end up fighting on Caminus? How could Windblade even cut Menasor to pieces? The worst thing is MENASOR VOICE ACTOR!!! DAMN YOU MACHINIMA!!! HE HAS SUCH A GOOD TALENT AND YOU PLACE HIM IN MENASOR'S ROLE!!!! I..I....just....can't accept this. But, it's okay. I know they tried to make Menasor sounds MENACE. Just like Japanese Hanzo voice in Overwatch. It sounds weird but does suits the character pretty well. But on the other hand.....It looks like they're trying too hard :/

    I'm going to dub this.
     
  4. SouthtownKid

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    I'm not into fandubs, but I was hoping someone would say this. It really might help in this instance.
     
  5. Wubglitch

    Wubglitch Decepticons Weapon Specialist

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    Me either. But mine gonna be so cringy, lol. But I'm pretty sure Menasor would be better than the original voice.
     
  6. Ash from Carolina

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    I don't length is really the issue. Every book doesn't need to be as long as War and Peace to be an enjoyable story. Something like The Old Man in the Sea is more like a short story than a book.

    Back in the classic era of Warner Brothers cartoons you could get a good Bugs Bunny story in a cartoon short. Characters like Tom and Jerry became pop culture icons in just the cartoon short format. Even today Adventure Time and Steven Universe manage good episodes in the Cartoon Network 15 minute block format.

    So something on par with the best of Beast Wars, okay maybe that would be setting expectations way too high, but it's not completely unreasonable to expect far better than what we have gotten so far.
     
  7. Ironhide1234

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    Well I'm none the wiser as to why Menasor or Computron didn't UN-combine at any point to avoid death?
     
  8. DoctorJoe

    DoctorJoe who?

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    Because their budget wouldn't have allowed it..... ;) 
     
  9. GALVATOM

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    Use your bloody sword Menasor!!!
     
  10. GALVATOM

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    Welcome byekido. Yeah it looks odd doesn't it, in this case I think Windblade is a legends size class figure so it might not be much of an exaggeration. It's not uncommon for combiners to do this, combined Mixmaster dwarfs Prime, when he's Devastators leg in G1 episodes. It's done to make them look more imposing, otherwise, fully combined, they may only be about three times as tall as the regular transformers like the toys.
     
  11. byekido

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    yeah, I remember the sizes sometimes were a little off in g1. THanks!
     
  12. jamarmiller

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    Yeah Menasors voice was really BAD FOR MENASOR , had they given that voice to maybe one of the individual stunticons , like whoever that new guy is, then it would have worked wonderfully IMVHO. The voice actor isnt bad, just the character he was assigned was a bad match.

    As for computron, I liked it. Him using the Datum and Conclusion harkened back to the g1 cartoon and I loved that.

    I also think this whole thing will work so much better once all 8 eps are put together .

    Still hate the run time. This should have been at least 90 minutes in total.

    maybe the fandom can start a kickstarter to help machinma do a longer run time , close to the 86 movies run time, next time if money is an issue
     
  13. SouthtownKid

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    Yeah, that actor as an individual Stunticon, I would have been on board for completely. The voice has personality. It just doesn't work for a giant combiner. Nothing about it conveys size nor power.
     
  14. MagnusPrimal

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    Where can I watch this? The Youtube link says that the video is not available.
     
  15. SouthtownKid

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    https://vimeo.com/channels/ntfarchive/177244254

    There you go. Although I don't know if you will thank me or curse me for helping you watch it.
     
  16. herugrim

    herugrim Defiler of Energon

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    So much salt, makes me glad I don't come here anymore. This fan base is quickly approaching sonic levels of had.

    Anyways, I was expecting a whole show, not a single episode. And 5 minutes? Guess there's no chances of this show accomplishing much. It should still be fun to watch when it's done, but right now it isn't even worth having go90 for. I'll wait until it wraps up to watch the whole thing.
     
  17. Hot Shot.

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    Oh yeah, the fandom is sooo bad for disliking things you haven't watched yet.
     
  18. Dotmshockwave

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    This was honestly complete garbage. What a disappointment.
     
  19. Bass X0

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    because making their character models would cost the makers money they don't have.
     
  20. Bass X0

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    I'm thinking the guy just used his normal voice so that his fans would recognise him. But I don't care enough to check his other videos. Anyone can put on a deep growly menacing voice for a short time.
     

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